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Bachchan's show of wealth?

Every body is aware that Tirupati Temple is perhaps the richest temple in India and anybody who is going to donate big things / money to it, is not going to matter much, to the deity. But, if the recipient is a person who really needed such monetary help and donor decides to do him or her good, than it shall be really great.

india Updated: Jan 19, 2006 18:48 IST

It is gathered through newspaper reports that the world famous actor Amitabh Bachchan is going to donate a diamond worth Rs 10 crores to the Tirupati Temple. On one hand it seems really great when some one donates big things. But, a little prudent and serious thought will provoke an average person that who is going to receive that huge gift.

Every body is aware that Tirupati Temple is perhaps the richest temple in India and anybody who is going to donate big things / money to it, is not going to matter much, to the deity. But, if the recipient is a person who really needed such monetary help and donor decides to do him or her good, than it shall be really great.

In view of the above, I would like to opine that if big B has not donated that huge diamond so far, it would be much better if he gives a second thought to decide on the recipient. There are lakhs and lakhs of people in India who are desperate to rise in life; but they are simply not in a position to do so as their economic conditions don't allow them to do so, even though they are laborious and persevering.

Accordingly, I would strongly say that, it would be thousand times better if, in stead of donating the costly diamond to the Tirupati Temple, big B decides to sponsor the study of some professional students belonging to the poor and really needy families.

He should give a serious thought to this idea and try to pay the otherwise costly fees of some 50 - 60 students doing Engineering, MBBS and MBA degrees. By doing so, Amitabh Bachchan shall not only be going the right and genuine way for donation, but really needy people shall also benefit to a great extent in this way.

Higher education is really very costly in India and poor families, whose children are desperate to pursue professional degrees, have to pay their fees through their nose.

Secondly, not only the students of those poor families will pray to God for the welfare and well-being of the big B, but their entire families shall also pray to God and their prayers shall not be less than the blessings of any deity.

As an old saying goes, "voice of the poor is the voice of God". Big B, please listen to it and then act accordingly. It will also go in a long run to help the society in a really big way and righteous manner.

You have portrayed characters in many films who later on turn to be a messiah for the poorer sections of society; it is an opportunity for you to repeat the same spirit / zeal in real life as well.

First Published: Jan 19, 2006 18:48 IST